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Jan 19, 2013 4:30am PST
have focused heavily on foreign policy. and now that mr. obama has begun the job of replacing his outgoing secretaries of state and defense and the director of the cia, he'll have some new faces to work with on his foreign policy team. joe johns, cnn, washington. >> and next hour, we take a closer look at the issues that will likely define president obama's second term. >>> randi, what's coming up next? >> we have a whole lot still ahead, victor. she set fashion trends four years ago when president obama was sworn into office, so what will michelle obama wear to this weekend's inaugural events? we'll have a look at the first lady's fashion, coming up. >>> i think that there's no more higher purpose right now than to take care of folks, put themselves in harm's way, protect our freedoms. >> more than half a million folks have done more than one tour. that's a tremendous emotional and physical burden we've put on our folks that's totally unprecedented. >> we're acknowledging that people are always going to have some effect. we just want them to be able to be better at making that tr
Jan 19, 2013 10:00am EST
. >> the 44th president of the united states, president barack obama. >> reporter: this spry 85-year-old washington broadcaster has served as the announcer of every inaugural parade since eisenhower in 1957. he's coming up on 15 in a row. and he's got a half-century of memories to go with all of his parade scripts. >> one of the things that i found out over the years is that the inaugural parade is an extension of the president's personality. >> ask not what america can do for you. >> reporter: with kennedy and reagan came hollywood celebri celebriti celebrities. that must have been something. >> as the announcer, i get a really big charge out of rubbing shoulders with famous people. so that's what happens. >> reporter: but obama, brotman says, is different. >> what he does, his selection is from the heart. he's bringing in high school bands, college bands that have never been in a parade much less a presidential inaugural parade. so he's making it possible for these kids to have a memory they'll remember forever. >> reporter: carter made his mark by being the first president to walk the
Jan 19, 2013 7:00am PST
. >> the president-elect of the united states, barak h. obama. >> reporter: the last inauguration saw 1.8 million americans braving the freezing temperatures, the crushing crowds, to witness this quadrenial moment. year the crowds are not expected to be as big -- >> nice to see you again. >> reporter: but stuff enough to fill hotels like the historic willard where steve blum said he met seven presidents. >> i got a fist bump from obama. >> reporter: everyone has learned that the festivities are not really about any one person. >> what we celebrate is that we are the greatest democracy on this planet. and that we could have this transition of power, whether it be second term or whatever it be, like no other country can. >> you might not like the president, you might not like his politics, but he's the president. he's the only one we have. >> reporter: theodore roosevelt in 1905 was the first president to draw massive crowds. but in 1945, franklin roosevelt called off the big party when world war ii was raging. the story by douglas brinkley. >> that was an unusual year in 1945. most sit
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